Spotlight

Yoga in the galleries

Grab a mat, a museum cushion and take a deep breath. Yoga and Tai Chi classes in the Ackland Art Museum galleries are about to begin again. After nearly a month of closed doors, the museum reopened July 1 with fresh renovations. Along with new paint and flooring, students, faculty and staff can also find…

A good heart

UNC medical student Eric Strand had completed the tenth grade at his Alabama high school in 1997 when he dropped out and left home. Although perfectly capable of academic achievement, breaking free from the structure of school seemed like a great idea at the time. The only problem was that he didn’t know which direction…

From competition to contract

For Deb Aikat, the peer review process is full of both joy and sorrow — but he knows it’s a necessity for the publication process. For his new book “Who’s a Journalist? News in a Digital Age,” the professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication took…

Warrior Scholars at Carolina: Preparing for the next chapter

Duffle bags in hand, 14 active-duty and recently-separated military members arrived on Carolina’s campus for a boot camp designed to prepare them for their next mission: college. The Warrior-Scholar Project chose the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of 11 universities nationwide to teach and train service members this year about the…

Local teens craft their skills at CampWrite

The day began by trying to figure out why a baby would possibly be taped to a wall. After 15 minutes of contemplation and furious writing, more than 50 answers were offered, including: a lack of chairs, rambunctious siblings and the result of a bizarre night. Odd questions with endless possibilities are being answered through…

A classroom with shovels

If your idea of an archaeological dig features a bullwhip-toting, fedora-wearing Indiana Jones rescuing precious artifacts from greedy thieves, you might want to go easy on the movie popcorn. Just ask Isaac Warshauer, who was working at the Wall Site dig in Hillsborough as part of the 2015 UNC Archaeological Field School on a muggy morning. “It’s…

Hollywood Heels: L.A. internships provide invaluable industry experience

Scores of UNC alumni have launched careers in the film and TV industry thanks to a communication studies internship program that sends students to Hollywood for prestigious internships at production companies, agencies, studios and related businesses every summer. The roster of 300-plus graduates of the UNC Hollywood Internship Program puts students in contact with established…